Thursday, April 19, 2018

Reunited with Tito Ninong Ryan

If there's one thing I feel bad for Nathan, it's the fact that he will grow up without a 'family' around. Kami lang kasing tatlo ng Daddy niya sa Canada eh. That is why I am happy whenever he gets reunited with the closest members of our family.

March 22, 2018 (Thursday). It was an unexpected meet-up actually. Ford's only brother, who is based in Qatar, came home here in Pinas to pay respects to his father-in-law who suddenly passed away. We, of course, went to the wake so TanTan was able to see his Tito Ninong Yanyan  after more than two years.

I was totally surprised because the little boy was instantly comfortable with his uncle. He's normally shy kasi to boys and it takes time before he adjusts to their presence. Pero sa Tito Ninong niya, sumunod agad siya nang kinandong siya. Walang resistance. It probably helped that I explained to him long before pa that Tito Ryan is Belle's dad (he knows his cousin Belle so well). Wala pa kasi siyang concept ng sibling kaya hindi niya ma-gets na kapatid ng daddy niya iyon.

It probably helped also that Tito Ryan resembles his dad! When I asked him kung kamukha ba ng daddy niya si Tito Ryan, yes daw.

The last time they saw each other was in February 2016, when Ryan and his family (plus Ford's parents and sister who are based in California) came over to our place in Edmonton for a 3-weeek vacation.

It was a short reunion that only lasted for two hours but I am glad that my boy now has a memory of Tito Ryan. One year old pa lang kasi nga siya noong huli silang magkita. Ngayon maaalala na niya at hindi makakalimutan (he never forgets, I am telling you). Sayang nga kasi once lang sila nagkita because Ryan had to go back to Qatar na after the funeral. Anyway, I am hoping na matuloy ang pinaplanong family reunion soon.

Minsan nga lang I wonder, ang saya siguro kung nandito lang kaming lahat sa Pinas. Ang dalas siguro naming magkita-kita and Nathan and his cousin Belle will constantly be surrounded by grandparents and uncles and aunts who love them. Nakakainggit din kasi kapag nakakakita ako sa Facebook ng malalaking families na palaging may outings o celebrations. How come may families na walang naga-abroad? Haha.

Cousins born two months apart

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